Placement



Students on the Job Market

All Wharton doctoral students build their own research interests on a foundation of rigorous research. By pushing the boundaries of understanding, they not only become experts in their fields, but also translate their research into practice, addressing relevant issues in the real world.

Note: If you are interested in students from a particular program, please contact the departments directly for more information. See a list of links to department websites.
Student Name Research Interests Job Market Paper Faculty Advisors
APPLIED ECONOMICS

David Muir

Personal website

  • Quanitative Marketing
  • Empirical IO
  • Pricing
  • Consumer Search
  • Consideration Set Formation
  • Choice Modeling
"Price Obfuscation and Consumer Search: An Empirical Analysis"

Katja Seim

Jean-Francois Houde

Maria Ana Vitorino

Anita Mukherjee

Personal website

  • Public Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Law and Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
"Do Private Prisons Distort Justice? Impacts on Time Served and Recidivism"

Fernando Ferreira

Olivia S. Mitchell

Jeremy Tobacman

David S. Abrams

Jillian A. Popadak

Personal website

  • Corporate Finance
  • Law and Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Applied Econometrics
"A Corporate Culture Channel: How Increased Shareholder Governance Reduces Firm Value"

David Musto

Mark Duggan

Roni Michaely

Michael Roberts

Todd Sinai

 Daniel Sacks

Personal website

  • Industrial Organization
  • Public Economics
  • Health Economics
"Physician Agency, Compliance, and Patient Welfare: Evidence from Anti-Cholesterol Drugs"

Ulrich Doraszelski

Katja Seim

Mark Duggan

Robert Town

 Yiwei Zhang

Personal Website

  • Behavioral Economics
  • Household Finance
  • Applied Microeconomics
"Consumption Responses to Pay Frequency: Evidence from 'Extra' Paychecks"

Jeremy Tobacman

Todd Sinai

Daniel Gottlieb

Judd Kessler

Nick Roussanov

FINANCE

Finance PhD students on the job market are listed on the department website:
Finance PhD Job Market Candidates

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT & ECONOMICS

Erin Taylor 

E-mail

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health Insurance
  • Industrial Organization

"The Effect of Specialty Tier Placement on Utilization and Expenditures in Medicare Part D"

Patricia Danzon 

 

 Sean McElligott

E-mail

  •  Pharmaceutical economics
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Economic impact of health policies
"The effect of potentially endogenous state vaccine policies on demand: The role of subsidies, mandates, and exemptions"

Patricia Danzon

Mark Pauly

Jonathan Kolstad

Daniel Polsky

LEGAL STUDIES & BUSINESS ETHICS

Gastón de los Reyes 

Personal website;CV  

  • Business Ethics & Business Law 
  • Contracting & Governance 
  • Business Policy & Strategy
  • Legal Profession 

"Perfectionism as Moral Strategy: Planning for Disruption in Contracting"

Alan Strudler

Thomas Donaldson

Richard Shell

MANAGEMENT

Shefali Patil

Email

Website

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Culture
  • Values
  • Conformity
"Shifting between the small details and big picture: How structural inconsistency enhances decisions to conform or deviate"

Philip Tetlock (chair)

Adam Grant

Daniel Levinthal

Nancy Rothbard

Jihae Shin

Email

Website

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Motivation
"The Hidden Costs of Being Highly Interested: Why and When Intrinsic Motivation Toward One Task Reduces Performance in Other Tasks"

Adam Grant (chair)

Sigal Barsade

Nancy Rothbard

Katherine Milkman

MARKETING

 Cindy Chan

Email

Website

  • Social Connection
  • Social Influence
  • Emotion
  • Gift Giving
 "Experiential Gifts are More Socially Connecting than Material Gifts"

Cassie Mogilner

Leaf Van Boven

 Jae Young Lee

Email

Website

  • Social contagion
  • Consumer learning
  • Consumer search
  • Bayesian methods
  • Structural modeling
 "Social Learning for Experiential Product Purchases: The Impact of Homophily and Balance"                     Raghuram Iyengar

 Jonathan Berman

Email

Website

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Moral Psychology
  • Financial Decision Making
 "Self-Interest without Selfishness: The Hedonic Benefit of Imposed Self-Interest"

Deborah Small

OPERATIONS, INFORMATION MANAGEMENT & DECISION PROCESSES

Hessam Bavafa

Email

Website

  • Health Care Operations
  • Econometric Analysis
  • Stochastic Modeling
 "Innovative Primary Care Delivery Models: Impacts on Patient Health and Physician Productivity"

Christian Terwiesch

Sergei Savin

Lorin Hitt

Rachel Werner 

Shiliang (John) Cui

E-mail

Website

  • Service Operations
  • Queuing Games
  • Global Supply Chain
  • Inventory Theory
  "A Model of Rational Retrials in Queues"

Morris Cohen

Senthil Veeraraghaven 

Gerard Cachon

Noah Gans

Xuanming Su